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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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in personactually presentRate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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people personSomeone who is happier or more skilled at dealing with people rather than things or concepts.Rate it:

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person of sizeA person who is significantly overweight.Rate it:

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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:

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reasonable personUsed other than as an idiom: see reasonable, person.Rate it:

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third personUsed other than as an idiom: see third, person.Rate it:

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third personThe words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience.Rate it:

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third personthe form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is not the audience or the one making the statement. In English, pronouns used with the third person include he, she, it, one, they, and who.Rate it:

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third personA form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person.Rate it:

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third personSomeone not associated with a particular matter; a third party.Rate it:

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to give a person lineTo allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.Rate it:

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acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.Rate it:

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damn YankeeA person from the northern United States (a Yankee) who moves to the South to reside there.Rate it:

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drama queenAny exaggeratedly dramatic person.Rate it:

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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.Rate it:

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hurler on the ditchAn opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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necessity is the mother of inventionA person who is in great need of something will find a way to get it.Rate it:

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pencil-neckAn insubstantial person; a weakling.Rate it:

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poison penA usually intentionally rude, spiteful, and/or condescending piece of writing directed at a person, group, lifestyle, way of thought, or other target.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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vertically challengedOf a person, short.Rate it:

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vicar of brayA person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray. The religious upheavals in England from 1533 to 1559 and from 1633 to 1715 made it almost impossible for any individual to comply with the successive religious requirements of the state.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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bail outTo secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.Rate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.Rate it:

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egg onTo encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.Rate it:

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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.Rate it:

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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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trash outTo criticize the person spoken to in a rant.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.Rate it:

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